Martin Guttman

1957 · Israel

Artist biography

Martin Guttman is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Israel, like other celebrated artists such as Tomer Aluf, Haim Steinbach, Moshe Ninio, Irit Batsry, and Omer Fast. Martin Guttman was born in 1957.

Martin Guttman's Gallery representation

Martin Guttman's work is available for viewing at Galerie Nagel Draxler oHG| Cologne in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Guttman

Martin Guttman was born in 1957 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unchanged, fleeting conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Martin Guttman

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